Health & Safety
This is a vaccinated-only event!
We are committed to a safe event for all attendees, staff, and volunteers. We'll be following all CDC, State, and County recommended health & safety measures for an event of our size. We'll continue to update this page as we monitor recommendations from the above agencies, experiences of prior events, and the current status of our local community. The below is our current expectations for policy during the event, however we reserve the right to make changes up to and through the event based on the current situation.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out here.
All attendees must be fully vaccinated and show proof of vaccination during check in at registration. Boosters are required if your 2nd dose of the vaccine was greater than 6 months prior to the event start date.
Masks are required in all public areas of the hotel at all times, and are encouraged during all event activities. Masks MUST be worn over the mouth and nose, and may not be of any see-through material. Bandanas or scarves are not an acceptable alternative to masks.
Attendees wishing not to wear a mask in the ballroom may choose to take a rapid results test on site each day they would like to remove their masks in the ballrooms only.
Rapid tests must be supplied by the attendee - 1 for each day of the event.
Attendees must administer the test in our monitored testing area. Tests taken elsewhere, including your hotel rooms, will not be accepted.
You may attend workshops & dancing fully masked prior to receiving your results. On receiving your results, you'll be issued a colored wristband signifying you have tested negative that day. Please make sure these wristbands are visible at all times you are participating in the event.
Note that some workshops take place in common areas of the hotel (Lobby Fireplace, Terrace) and will require masks.
An additional separate MASKS ONLY dance floor will be available each night for social dancing in the main ballroom after all workshops for the day have ended.
All attendees will have the option without judgement to not switch partners during workshops. Instructors will ensure this is clear at the start of each class.
All competitions will require masks for purposes of consent to exposure.
All workshops will be 50 minutes long to allow for hand washing and disinfecting between each workshop. Hand sanitizer will be provided by the event in multiple locations.
All Star SwingJam is committed to providing a safe, welcoming environment for everyone. To achieve this, we ask you to abide by the following code of conduct during the event. We reserve the right to handle any violations of this code of conduct as we deem necessary, which may include ejection from the event without a refund. We also reserve the right to refuse admission for any reason that does not discriminate against a protected class.
TREAT OTHERS WITH RESPECT
We want everyone to feel comfortable attending our event, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, physical appearance, ability, ethnicity, religion, nationality, or other personal circumstance. Social dancing should always feel safe. You are entitled to:
Choose who you want to dance with.
Choose whether to lead, follow, or switch roles during the dance (if your partner agrees).
Choose to change partners for the next dance, dance again with the same partner, or take a break.
If someone makes you feel uncomfortable, touches you inappropriately, or hurts you, it is okay to say “no” or “stop.” You have the right to turn down an invitation to dance, or to stop dancing immediately with someone who mistreats you or ignores your wishes. You do not have to give a reason. If someone says “no” or “stop” to you, honor their request immediately. Never pressure anyone to act against their own feelings. If someone turns down your invitation to dance, move on. If someone refuses several invitations to dance, stop asking and move on.
Thanking your partner will always be appreciated. However, unless someone specifically asks for feedback, never offer unsolicited advice, teaching, criticism, or comments about physical appearance.
Be polite to our dance pros, event staff, volunteers, and hotel personnel. Please comply cheerfully with their requests and thank them for their service. No harassment of any kind will be tolerated. Harassment can be for many reasons and take many forms. At All Star SwingJam, the why or the how doesn’t matter—harassment is not acceptable here. Any offensive comments, hostile online communications, sexual propositions, unwelcome photography or videography, displays of sexual imagery, unwanted physical contact, physical intimidation, stalking, verbal abuse, disruption of workshops or competitions, or other harassment is not allowed. If you experience harassment during our event, or notice that someone else is being harassed, please contact a member of our event staff right away, so that we can help put a stop to it.
HELP KEEP OTHERS SAFE
We all love trying new dance patterns and movements, but please be mindful of the inherent risk of injury to yourself, your partner, and anyone else in the vicinity of your dance. Avoid forceful movements that could cause an injury by yanking or jerking your partner, or making your partner move before they are ready. Avoid lifts, drops, or other dramatic weight-supported moves that your partner may not be prepared for. (For example, don’t suddenly throw yourself or your partner into a dip, and do not try to force a partner into a dip or drop that they resist by pushing them, pulling them, or kicking out their feet). You never know when someone might be nursing a tender shoulder, bad back, or cranky hip. You also don’t know when your “tricks” could accidentally cause those issues for someone. Be mindful of other dancers around you to avoid accidental collisions and potential injuries.
Be especially careful when the dance floor gets crowded. If anyone near you falls or is injured, please offer immediate assistance and check if they are okay. If you see that someone needs medical attention, contact a member of our staff immediately. In an emergency, call 911.
BE A GOOD CITIZEN
Please be prepared to show your event wristband if asked. All attendees must purchase the appropriate entry pass and may not enter or attend any functions of the event without doing so.
Attendees with prior issues up to and including conviction for any type of violent or sexual offense are subject to additional event restrictions at the director’s discretion up to and including a permanent ban.
Dancers of all ages and levels of ability will be at our event. You can help grow our dance community by welcoming beginners and demonstrating to parents that dancing is a safe activity for their children. Our door monitors are volunteers, please treat them with respect and direct any questions or concerns to senior event staff.
Don’t solicit our attendees for any cause (no matter how worthy), or sell any goods or services, if you have not received approval to do so from event staff (A table will be available for other event flyers).
Per California state law, no smoking is allowed in any of the indoor public areas of the hotel. This includes e-cigarettes. Smoking is only allowed in designated outdoor smoking areas. Alcohol and Marijuana use are always subject to all rules of law and the event facilities. Do not provide alcohol to anyone under the age of 21. Anyone under the age of 21 caught drinking during the event may be ejected without refund. Do not damage, steal, or touch another person’s belongings without their permission. We will report offenders of any of these policies to hotel staff or the police if necessary. We will ask hotel security to remove anyone who appears to be intoxicated or under the influence and might be a danger to others, or who engages in disorderly or destructive behavior. Those who cause property damage will be personally liable.
Price gauging of any kind will not be tolerated. Purchasing passes or booking rooms in the room block with the intent to resell at a higher price is not allowed and may result in cancellation of reservations and permanent banning from the event without refund. If you are unable to attend the event after purchasing a pass, you are welcome to post in the event page to resell at or below the original price you purchased it for. Attendees are limited to booking no more than one hotel room in our block without prior permission from the event directors.
HAVE QUESTIONS OR NEED HELP?
Contact one of the All Star SwingJam event directors:
Lauren Wood, (802) 338-1978, ALLSTARSWINGJAM@gmail.com
Chris Low, (760) 525-1640, ALLSTARSWINGJAM@gmail.com
If you cannot reach Lauren or Chris, ask an All Star SwingJam staff member at registration or the DJ Booth for help.
Thank you for attending All Star SwingJam and helping us make this a fun, fantastic event for everyone!
*Code of Conduct created with the help of Boogie by the Bay, Chicago Classic, Rose City Swing Events, DanceJam Productions, and The Boston Tea Party.